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Joshua 7:1

Joshua 7:1 (ESV): "But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel." Secret sin isn't harmless. You might be getting away with it but understand it is aff...
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Joshua 6:25

Joshua 6:25 (ESV): "25 But Rahab the prostitute and her father's household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho." God is a debtor to no man. He will repay each and everyone who blesses His people in tremendous ways. Rahab is ...
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Joshua 5:13-15

Joshua 5:13–15 (ESV): "13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" 14 And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come." And Jos...
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Joshua 4:21-24

Joshua 4:21–24 (ESV): "When your children ask their fathers in times to come, 'What do these stones mean?' 22 then you shall let your children know, 'Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.' 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dri...
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Joshua 3:2-4

Joshua 3:2–4 (ESV): 2 At the end of three days the officers went through the camp 3 and commanded the people, "As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. 4 Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cu...
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Joshua 1:1-3

Joshua 1:1–3 (ESV): "After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, 2 "Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all these people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tre...
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Deuteronomy 34:10-12

Deuteronomy 34:10–12 (ESV): "10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12 and for all the mighty power and all the great...
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Deuteronomy 30:6

Deuteronomy 30:6 (ESV): "6 And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Life is all a matter of the heart. If our hearts love sin and evil we are choosing to die but if we will walk in the love God has put...
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Deuteronomy 29:17-19

Deuteronomy 29:17–19 (ESV): "18 Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit, 19 one who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses hims...
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Deuteronomy 27:6

Deuteronomy 27:6 (ESV): "6 you shall build an altar to the Lord your God of uncut stones. And you shall offer burnt offerings on it to the Lord your God" Where we worship isn't as important as who we worship. The object of our worship is more important than the objects we use in our worship. May God be the center and focus of our hearts always...
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Deuteronomy 25:17-19

Deuteronomy 25:17–19 (ESV): "17 "Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt, 18 how he attacked you on the way when you were faint and weary, and cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, and he did not fear God. 19 Therefore when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around y...
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Deuteronomy 22:23-25

Deuteronomy 22:23–25 (ESV): "23 "If there is a betrothed virgin, and a man meets her in the city and lies with her, 24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his ...
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Deuteronomy 22:5

Deuteronomy 22:5 (ESV): "5 "A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God." Gender identity is important to God. He made humans male and female and He desires for us to identify as created. Any blurring of the lines is an abomination before H...
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Deuteronomy 21:22-23

Deuteronomy 21:22–23 (ESV): "22 "And if a man has committed a crime punishable by death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, 23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall bury him the same day, for a hanged man is cursed by God. You shall not defile your land that the Lord your God is giving you for an i...
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Deuteronomy 17:14-15

Deuteronomy 17:14–15 (ESV): "14 "When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, 'I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,' 15 you may indeed set a king over you whom the Lord your God will choose." It's a sad day when we desire an earthly king to ...
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Deuteronomy 16:16-17

Deuteronomy 16:16–17 (ESV): 16 "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths. They shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing ...
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Deuteronomy 15:16-17

Deuteronomy 15:16–17 (ESV): "16 But if he says to you, 'I will not go out from you,' because he loves you and your household, since he is well-off with you, 17 then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your slave forever. And to your female slave you shall do the same." A bondservant was a slave...
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Deuteronomy 12:4-6

Deuteronomy 12:4–6 (ESV): "5 But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go, 6 and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill of...
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Deuteronomy 11:24-25

Deuteronomy 11:24–25 (ESV): "24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea. 25 No one shall be able to stand against you. The Lord your God will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the l...
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Deuteronomy 9:4-5

Deuteronomy 9:4–5 (ESV): "4 "Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, 'It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,' whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you. 5 Not because of your righteousness ...
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